Jonathan Metzgar's Portrait

Jonathan B. Metzgar

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

College of Engineering and Mines

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Welcome


Welcome to my page. Here you will find a list of my current research areas. Click on the headers to collapse those sections. You will also find the courses I am teaching or have taught. I am on LinkedIn, feel free to connect if we have met or you have taken a class. Grad students, please read my guidelines page for a summary of my M.S. project expectations.

I am originally from the State of New Mexico, the land of enchantment and the place to get the best red and green chili. I enlisted in the US Air Force (Aim high!) in 2001 and enjoyed serving with the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) and US Central Command (USCENTCOM) until 2017. During this time, I attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs where I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science. In January 2018, I began my position as assistant professor with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

You may find me in my office in Duckering 543, where I often go to think deeply about computer graphics and computer science. Well, actually that is everywhere I go. I think about it constantly. Welcome!

Note to solicitors: Please do not send me information. I am unable to respond to requests.

Contact Information


Phone (907) 474-6104
Email jbmetzgar@alaska.edu
Orcid 0000-0003-4055-3518
Social Media LinkedIn
Twitter (microwerx_)
UAF Computer Graphics and AI
Office Duckering 543
Office Hours TH 5:10-6pm
H 10-2pm
By appointment
Websites ResearchGate
Metzgar Research
M Factor Games
Professional
Associations
ACM
IEEE
Audio Engineering Society (AES)

Active Research


Published Research


Current and Past Courses


Current Courses

Full List of Courses

Course Descriptions


CS 484/684 Computer Graphics Fundamentals (Fall)

Learn the fundamentals of computer graphics including vector and matrix mathematics, 2D and 3D primitives, rendering algorithms, and application design.

CS 485/685 Computer Graphics Rendering (Spring Odd Years)

Learn advanced rendering techniques including realtime rendering, physically based shading, ray tracing, ray marching, precomputed radiance transfer, procedural generation, and nonphotorealistic rendering.

CS 486/686 Computer Graphics Animation and Simulation (Spring Odd Years)

Learn the fundamentals of computer graphics simulations with applications in collision detection, particle systems, fluids, and rigid body dynamics.

CS 405/605 Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals (Spring)

Learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence including historical approaches, uninformed and informed search, games, knowledge representation, machine learning, evolutionary computation, and neural networks.

In The Works


CS 201 Computer Science I (Fall)

The discipline of computer science including problem solving, algorithm development, structured programming, top-down design, good programming style, object-oriented programming and elementary data structures. Concepts implemented with extensive programming experience in a structured language and with a group programming project.

CS 202 Computer Science II (Spring)

The discipline of computer science including problem solving, algorithm development, structured programming, top-down design, good programming style, object-oriented programming and elementary data structures. Concepts implemented with extensive programming experience in a structured language and with a group programming project.

CS 487 Game Design and Architecture (Spring Even Years)

Learn about game design and architecture including experiences, elements, themes, iteration, game mechanics, puzzles, stories, design patterns, and more!

Thank You For Visiting


"TLDR;" That stands for "Too long, didn't read." But if you did, thank you for visiting and I hope the information was useful. If you happened to have seen an error in the information I provided, please let me know. Adios!

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